Ok, what exactually does a moulting chicken look like?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Maryallison, Jul 16, 2010.

  1. Maryallison

    Maryallison Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just trying to understand the moulting. What is it? Does that mean lots of feather loss? When does it happen? And do they grow back?

    Thanks!
     
  2. jbowen9

    jbowen9 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes it makes a chicken look rough they start losing alot of feathers and it is different for where you live and type of chicken. They will start growing back but you wont get the pretty shine back for a couple of months hope this helps
     
  3. Maryallison

    Maryallison Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey there and thanks. Zaxby is my frizzled rooster and he must be going through a moult cause man...... when you pick him up you just feel all the like quills. You can tell there are many missing feathers and no other roos around to fight with so.... must be the moult.
     
  4. 1mommahen

    1mommahen Love My Cluckin' Coop

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    They look like this![​IMG]

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  5. NeeleysAVLChicks

    NeeleysAVLChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. Betty Lou

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    ok...I feel better.....my poor chickens have slowed up on egg production AND there feathers are all over the place....one even has shown be her bare butt! Must be MOULTING
     
  7. chickenguru

    chickenguru Chillin' With My Peeps

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  8. fiberart57

    fiberart57 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I went away for a couple of days and thought my SS, Sissy, had morphed into a hedgehog. She was bald with nubs.

    Mary
     
  9. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    I have a frizzle cochin bantam who is just getting her feathers back she was just about bald but mostly on her head now she looks like she has a little cap on. And she does stick me when I pick her up like a little hedge hog lol
     
  10. Fluffy2

    Fluffy2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do they only do in once in the first year or every year? tx
     

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